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Take the following scenario:

A multi-generation farmer has a good sized farm in the farm belt of the US. Monsanto has been buying out other farmers in the area and has created this massive corporate farm which is now adjacent to his property. They tried to buy him out, but he refused.

Monsanto starts planting genetically modified crops for us to consume on which they hold various patents. Our multi-generational farmer does not plant and harvest genetically modified crops.

After a year of this, Monsanto sends people onto our farmer's property claiming that he is stealing their intellectual property. They find a few plants that resemble their modified crop. It is obvious that these were carried onto the farmer's property either by the wind, or some other natural method outside of the farmer's control.

Monsanto sues the farmer, forcing him out of business.

With whom do you stand? Monsanto, or the farmer?
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